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Today's Sports

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears fall to...

    Spencer County’s Katie McKinney makes contact with a pitch during a recent game for the Lady Bears softball team. The girls dropped a tough 5-4 decision at Bullitt Central last Thursday and will be back in action after Spring Break when they host Trimble County on April 11.
     

  • COLUMN: Will Catlanta be Big...

    Observations from the notebook.
    Louisville’s march through Rupp Arena, Indianapolis and on to Catlanta has turned Big Blue Nation and Hoosiers into the loudest silent majority since ESPN shut down Dick Vitale.
    Who’s going to stop the Cards? If Rick Pitino’s team plays the next (possible) 80 minutes the way it played the last 80, and a Kevin Ware battle cry carries on, then neither Michigan nor Syracuse will flag down this flight.
    Two under-card dramas will play out at this Final Four.

  • PHOTO: Champions!

    The Green Team of the 2013 Spencer County Parks and Recreation third-grade league won the division championship. The team won back-to-back games to win the tournament. Pictured, from left, are Mason Thompson, Jaxon McLendon, Caleb Bollin, Hunter Williams, head coach Mat Inmon, assistant coach Jody Thompson, Lucas Sherrard and Joshua Truax. Not pictured is teammate Emily Truax.

  • COLUMN: U of L fans can’t resist...

    Bracket-busting observations.
    Disqualifying taxpayers in Fort Myers and Lee County, Fla., all those who have Florida Gulf Coast in your Sweet 16, raise your hands?
    Hmmm.
    If there is one, I’m betting odds are just as good he/she lives in Hoboken, N.J., and also owns last week’s $338 million winning lottery ticket.

  • Bears toss back-to-back no-...

    Throwing a no-hitter in baseball is one of sport’s true rarities. The Spencer County Bears baseball team made it commonplace last week as Lance Shelton and Nick Vuick tossed back-to-back no-hitters in two shutout victories this past weekend.
    “Two no-hitters on back-to-back games was pretty awesome,” said Bears Coach Steve Slaughter. “I cannot recall a no hitter in over 13 years of coaching, much less two in a row. It’s a real confidence booster.”
    So too is Spencer County’s 5-1 record that includes five straight victories.

  • Turkey hunters will encounter...

    With opening day of the statewide season just three weeks away, Kentucky turkey hunters can look forward to encountering gobblers of all ages this spring.

  • Bears off to 3-1 start

    The Spencer County Baseball Bears are off to a good start with a 3-1 record following two big wins last week on the road.
    On Saturday, the Bears traveled to Campbellsville where they finished off the Eagles 11-1 in six innings behind the starting pitching of Nick Vuick. The boys picked up two runs in the second inning and three in the third as they built an early lead. Campbellsville’s lone run came in the third, but the Bears’ offense added another run in the fourth and produced five runs in the sixth to complete the victory.

  • Lady Bears score 10-run victory

    The Spencer County Lady Bears evened their season record at 1-1 with a 10-run victory over Jeffersontown on Friday afternoon in Taylorsville.

  • COLUMN: U of L: The team nobody...

    As many as 20 teams have a legitimate chance to win the NCAA championship, basketball experts tell us. Since Kentucky Derby experts pore over equine details like scientists in Silicon Valley, before picking one Run for the Roses winner that seldom wins, isn’t it refreshing that hoops experts blab at each for hours on air then are savvy enough to pick 20 to win?
    First among any 20? Louisville.

  • COLUMN: Rupp Arena’s Gentlemen’s...

    Rupp Arena was transformed last weekend into a Gentlemen’s Quarterly. Billy Donovan almost hurried to congratulate Kentucky’s coach and players after Florida cost itself a possible number one seed in the NCAAs.
    Seven points up, the Gators squandered possessions, fired blanks and lost more than Kentucky won.
    Typically, the dean of SEC coaches made no excuses, but instead praised the Wildcats.